How Appealing

Saturday, October 1, 2005

“Minnesota’s top judge will retire”: Yesterday, The Minneapolis Star Tribune published an article that begins, “Kathleen Blatz, who as Minnesota’s first female chief justice guided the state’s courts through growing pains, budget squeezes and a new focus on children, said Thursday that she will step down in January and return to private life.” Yesterday’s newspaper also contained a related article headlined “‘I want to leave this job while I want to stay’” and an editorial entitled “Kathleen Blatz has served this state well.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported yesterday that “Chief justice Blatz resigning post; The high court’s first female leader is known for her work to protect children involved in the legal system.”

And today, The Star Tribune reports that “Panel will help fill Minnesota high court seat.”

Posted at 11:00 AM by Howard Bashman

“Quiz Show: Take the Danny Boggs Trivia Challenge!” This post, containing a link to the latest version of the vaunted clerkship quiz, appears today at “Underneath Their Robes.”

Posted at 9:54 AM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court embarks on new term with new man at the helm”: Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers has this report.

Posted at 9:44 AM by Howard Bashman

“2005 Supreme Court opening with new chief; High court to review abortion access, doctor-assisted suicide”: “How Appealing” reader Pete Williams, justice correspondent for NBC news, provides this report.

Posted at 9:40 AM by Howard Bashman

“L.A. Judge Avoids Sanctions by Panel; A judicial council does not punish the federal jurist, who improperly took over a bankruptcy case; Two judges file blistering dissents”: Henry Weinstein has this article today in The Los Angeles Times. The article reveals The LATimes to be anti-“blawg.” My earlier coverage of this ruling can be found here, here, and here.

Posted at 9:24 AM by Howard Bashman